Milan Sklenar: Photographs


Morgan, Chris; Rosemary Mahony; Diana Shearwood (Ed.)

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Morgan, Chris; Rosemary Mahony; Diana Shearwood (Ed.). Milan Sklenar: Photographs. Montreal: Behaviour Publishing, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9780968236215. pp. 177. 4to., measuring 26 x 31 cm. Lovely bright orange cloth over boards with black lettering to the spine. Chiefly comprises of the poignant black-and-white photographs of Czech-American artist Milan Sklenar. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean, and unmarked; fine and housed in near fine dustjacket. Near Fine in dust jacket. Hardcover. ”Drawing on the social documentary currents of mid-twentieth century photography, these photographs by Czech American artist Milan Sklenar transcend the fascination with the decisive moment that figures so prominently in the work of his contemporaries. Sklenars unique talent resides in his ability to connect the purely momentary to a broader continuum of shared experience: photography in a post-documentary era. Milan Sklenars particular vision has evolved from front-line experience in the streets of life. Fleeing repression in his native Czechoslovakia, Sklenar set out on a journey that would take him across the North American continent. Living on the street, Sklenar faced illness, a shortage of resources, and a nomadic existence with an ironic sense of humor and a highly developed notion of the absurd. This monograph includes some of the poignant images that Sklenar made during his extraordinary journey: in the Czech Republic; Montreal; New York; Los Angeles; Thompson, Manitoba; and Gallup, New Mexico.” (#1781) $45.00